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HOBBS AND SHAW

Rated: PG-13

Release Date: August 2, 2019

Director: David Leitch

Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vanessa Kirby, Idris Elba

Plot: Two former enemies must work together to save the world from a deadly virus and a mad man

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Clint Says: Drop everything and go see this in theaters now

 

 

Sometimes in life you just want something brainless, ridiculous, and stupid to satisfy your cravings. This is the perfect movie for that. It is, in every way, brainless, ridiculous, and stupid. But it is also a good movie. 

 

The banter and jokes thrown between Dwayne Johnson and Jason Staham are fantastic, funny, entertaining, and awesome. I have no idea how they managed to shoot several of the scenes without cracking up every single take. 

 

One of the best additions to this film, and the FAST AND FURIOUS franchise is the appearance of Helen Mirren as Shaw's criminal mastermind mother. She is brilliant in the role and perfectly hilarious, too. 

 

Vanessa Kirby also brings new blood to the franchise in more ways than one. Her fighting skills are on par with the guys three times her size, and she is faster and smarter than everyone she encounters. Plus she has a very interesting relationship with both Hobbs and Shaw making for some great comedic tension.

 

Idris Elba plays the over-the-top bad guy as well as anyone has ever played the bad guy in a movie like this. He goes to the extreme without it becoming too campy. And because of his character we get to see a ton of cool stuff blow up. 

 

I'm pretty sure I lost brain cells while watching this film, but I'm completely okay with that. This is 100% awesome fun. It is insanely funny, overflowing with ridiculous action, and packed with high levels of testosterone and stupidity. What more could anyone possibly want or need in a summer popcorn flick. 

 

This one is so fun you may even want to see it twice. 

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THE MEG

Rated: PG-13

Release Date: August 10, 2018

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Stars: Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose

Plot: Scientists accidentally discover and release a massive shark into the ocean and must stop it before it destroys everything in its path

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Clint Says: Save some money and see a matinee

 

 

There isn't much to say about THE MEG other than it is stupid, ridiculously awesome fun. That breaks down to about 20% fun, 10% awesome, 20% ridiculous, and 50% stupid.

 

I don't say this often, but this is a movie that was begging to have an R rating, but they pulled their punches and made a PG-13 flick. It's okay as a PG-13, but it could have been so much better worse more if it were rated R. At least then we would have been able to see some more shark action.

 

Obviously, this is not a thinking person's movie. Just go to the concession stand, trade your brain for a massive bucket of popcorn, a big bag of candy, and a drink (alcoholic in nature is completely appropriate and recommended). It will make the film so much more enjoyable if you spend the time stuffing your face and not concentrating on things like plot.

 

If you are into monster movies you'll enjoy this one. It won't be anyone's favorite, but it will give you a few good moments of suspense and a few laughs.

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MECHANIC: RESURRECTION

Rated: R

Release Date: August 26, 2016

Director: Dennis Gansel

Stars: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones

Plot: A hired assassin is coerced into doing a job to save the woman he loves

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Clint Says: Don't even bother

 

 

If you aren't familiar with the MECHANIC franchise the whole idea is that the main character is a hired assassin, but he makes his kills look like accidents. I wish someone had accidentally killed this movie in the planning stages.  It is terrible.

 

The powers that be for this film didn't even bother trying to be creative or original with this story. It is cliche and predictable all the miserable way through.

 

Statham has many other films that are much more entertaining than this one. I suggest seeing any one of those instead.